A Forbes featured article earlier this week stresses the ‘I’ in Autism—making the case that healthcare technology needs to be more accessible for the individual. Forbes writer Luis Bridgman suggests tech strategies to aid caregivers at home and on the go, streamline communication between caregivers and healthcare professionals, and ultimately advance research by enabling families [...]
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The Southwick Park School, part of the Cambian Group, will offer in-house therapy all year round for seven to 19 year olds. Jason Goddard, head teacher, said the school would be creating some 150 new jobs over the coming months. Youngest students come to the school from the age of 7. Education and transition pathway [...]
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On November 6, 2012, the ‘Towards an Autism Strategy for Europe’ seminar will be held at the European Parliament to present successful national strategies for autism and discuss the possibility of a Europe-wide strategy for autism. As any family affected by autism will tell you, searching for and coordinating services for a person with autism [...]
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The World Heath Organization’s Southeast Asian Region has adopted a resolution on the evident developmental disorder that generates a range of behavioral abnormalities. The determination of 11 countries within the WHO will bring about hope for families with children with autism. Autism is a severely-incapacitating developmental disability that happens in the first three years of [...]
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Adults with autism have found a very special home located in the valley of the Elbe River in Northern Germany. Two sites, called Seerau and Elbufer, offer 35 individuals with autism a permanent home within a rural setting. The Weidenhof was founded in 1982 by a couple from Hamburg, Helen and Werner Blohm, who started [...]
Autism: The Filipino Experience Dr. Alexis L. Reyes is the former president of the Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, as well as, the Associate Professor of the Developmental Pediatrics department at the University of the Philippines. She was chosen to speak at ICare4Autism’s International Annual Conference in Jerusalem this month, to share her [...]
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Earlier this month ICare4Autism held an international conference in Jerusalem. During the conference, Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya submitted her research findings for the poster competition, titled “Autism Diagnosis a challenge in Nepal.” Her research revealed that children are diagnosed at later ages due to some doctors inability to recognize symptoms. She also concluded that the [...]
ICare4Autism has invited Dr. Lorene Amet to present autism in Israel at this year’s ICare4Autism International Conference in Jerusalem. She will discuss the more biological perspective of autism syndromes, focusing mainly on the time period between initial diagnosis and early intervention.
International research on autism varies due to demographic, with population and government regulation sometimes being a key factor in research tactics and therapeutic treatments. One such case of this is in China, where the One-Child Policy is in effect, and the economy is rapidly expanding.
In the early 1980’s, there were no Jewish or mainstream programs available catering to children with special needs. This void sparked the creation of Keshet. What began as a small support group for disabled children inthe Jewish community, in turn expanded to the nationally recognized organization it has become today, assisting over 250 families and [...]